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Fishes An Introduction to Ichthyology

ISBN-10: 0131008471
ISBN-13: 9780131008472
Edition: 5th 2004
List price: $208.00
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Book details

List price: $208.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.860

This book provides a comprehensive and current source of information on fishesincluding systematics, zoogeography, behavior, and conservation of fishesthat is often needed by professionals as background for writing accurate reports. This book covers the structure and physiology, evolution and taxonomy, zoogeography, and ecology and conservation of fishes. For fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, and aquatic ecologists that need an up-to-date reference on Ichthyology.

Introduction
Introduction
Structure and form
Form and Movement
Respiration
Blood and Its Circulation
Buoyancy and Thermal Regulation
Hydromineral Balance
Feeding, Nutrition, Digestion, and Excretion
Growth
Reproduction
Sensory Perception
Behavior and Communication
The Fishes
Systematics, Genetics, and Speciation
Evolution
Hagfishes and Lampreys
Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras
Relict Bony Fishes
Teleost Offshoots: Bonytongues, Herrings, and Eels
Minnows, Characins, and Catfishes
Pike, Smelt, and Salmon
Anglerfish, Barracudinas, Cods, and Dragonfish
Silversides, Flying Fish, and Killifish
Opahs, Squirrelfish, Dories, Pipefish, and Sculpins
Perciforms: Snooks to Snakeheads
Flounders, Puffers, and Molas
Zoogeography
Zoogeography of Freshwater Fishes
Zoogeography of Marine Fishes
Ecology
Introduction to Ecology
Temperate Streams
Temperate Lakes and Reservoirs
Tropical Freshwater Lakes and Streams
Estuaries
Coastal Habitats
Tropical Reefs
Epipelagic Zone
Deepsea Habitats
Polar Regions
Conservation
Bibliography
Index

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